The design team of registered architects, interior designers, technicians and support staff who possess a wide and complementary range of skills with both international and local experience. Our people not only have design skills and experience, but also great enthusiasm and strong ‘people’ skills. We work tightly and pro-actively with our clients to provide the best possible design solutions. We have a flat internal structure, with each designer holding a key role. All of our team are selected for their combination of design flair, solid experience, excellent communication skills and the ability to ensure that the project is followed right through to meet our client’s particular needs.
Mark is a registered architect with more than 25 year’s hands-on experience and has worked on the design of over 1000 shops both in New Zealand and overseas. He is the principal of Studio Gascoigne and is passionate about design and encouraging creativity and innovation. With a background in theatre and the music business before obtaining his architectural degree in 1984, Mark combines his interests in theatre and architecture with specialist lighting design.
Outside work Mark’s interests are varied and, as well as spending time with his family, he enjoys skiing, motorcycle racing and still plays lead guitar in a rock band.
Ben is an Industrial and Spatial Designer at Studio Gascoigne. He has a degree in Industrial Design and several years experience working on residential and commercial fit outs.
There’s not a lot that Ben isn’t passionate about, with his love of football, film photography, making and designing furniture, food, beer and of course travel.
Katie is an interior/spatial designer, who gained her Interior Architecture degree in England. She has worked at Interior and Architectural studios in London and Melbourne before joining Studio Gascoigne. Having also worked in the hospitality and retail industry in the past, she understands how to create beautiful but functional spaces, as well as being able to add further knowledge of European and global Interior Design trends.
Originally from the UK, Katie loves to travel anywhere with a better climate and has spent vast amounts of time in Morocco and Indonesia filling herself with inspiration. A typical creative, she has dabbled in making her own clothing, furniture, and even a mini-campervan. On her days off you can find Katie at one of Auckland’s food markets or at the local pub quiz.
Sonia is the Studio Manager here at Studio Gascoigne and is one of the newest members of the team since joining us in July 2019. Sonia helps in making sure Studio Gascoigne runs smoothly on a day to day basis, assisting Mark in client fees, HR, Finance and administrative duties.
Sonia also acts as a liaison for external contacts and is responsible for the time and cost related reporting requirements.
Sonia enjoys getting outside and spending time at the gym or with her family and friends.
Danielle is an Architectural Technician at Studio Gascoigne. She graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies. She has experience working on residential projects, and enjoys the technical aspect of architecture. At Studio Gascoigne Danielle is responsible for the running of residential projects and construction details.
Recently Danielle spent 5 months travelling around Canada skiing and hiking , experiencing the -38 degree weather. In her spare time in Auckland you will find Danielle Surfing or hiking on the West Coast.
Shandre has a Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.Prior to working at Studio Gascoigne, Shandre has worked as a Modular Building Designer, managing a small design team. She has experience in the design of Early Childcare Centres as well as Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice projects throughout New Zealand.
Shandre enjoys the technical aspects of construction and architecture and getting to use her design knowledge. In her spare time, Shandre enjoys mountain biking and boxing for fitness.
Katrina carries a degree in Spatial Design, and honours degree in Art & Design Majoring in Spatial design. Before working at Studio Gascoigne, Katrina was the Retail Design Manager for Scentre Group (Westfield). For this role she reviewed the design concepts and final documentation of each proposed fitout, providing guidance and advice to both designers & retailers.
Katrina has a passion for the arts (theatre, comedy, musicals), being creative (drawing, and cooking) and leisure activities such as cross-fit, indoor netball, running and swimming in the ocean. As well as being an avid foodie, travel and exploring new places and cultures is a passion. On her travels Katrina has toasted marshmallows over lava in Hawaii, swam with whale sharks in Mexico, trekked up to Machu Pichu in Peru and even zip lined in India!